Nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have laid down their tools, demanding that their director be removed from post with immediate effect.
Dr Eugene Dordoye, is being accused of lack of good human relations. The workers claim this is dangerous to their very lives.
“Dr. Eugene Dordoye’s presence in the hospital is a psychological stress to us. So we are notifying our immediate supervisor, who is the Health Authority CEO to take action.
The nurses are not coming back to work until the hospital’s director is removed,” Emmanuel Ofori, spokesperson of the Ankaful Psychiatric nurses group told CITI FM.
They have also accused the Director of being abusive and expressed disappointment that the Health Ministry has failed to dismiss him.
The Health Ministry has failed in trying to get the workers to back down on their demand.
In November 2017, the health workers rejected an apology from Dr. Dordoye after they went on strike to push for his removal from office.
Dr. Dordoye in 2017, claimed in a letter that his disciplinary measures appeared not to have gone down well with the workers some of whom decided to strike.
However, the workers want the Director taken out and given the necessary training to equip him with people management skills.
This the workers say will “save them from the physical, emotional and mental torture he has been subjecting them to”.
The workers in a letter to the Health Ministry say they will, however, resume duty as soon as the director is removed.
Joy News’ Central Regional correspondent, Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, told Daniel Dadzie on News Desk on the JOY NEWS channel on Multi TV, the workers have refused to carry out their duties until the director is removed.